95 Points Wine Advocate : Krug’s NV Brut Grande Cuvee ID 112001 -- disgorged already over the winter of 2011-2012 but then further aged before release -- reinforces the belief that, thankfully, even wine lovers of modest means who occasionally splurge on Krug Grande Cuvee will be rewarded with a wine that need not fear comparison with this house’s more limited and far more expensive bottlings, nor for that matter with any other wines of Champagne.
Wine & Spirits 90 points - This is a broad, meaty release of Grande Cuvee, a wine with stature and enough tension in its structure to handle the substantial girth. Subtle notes of black tea, bergamot and lemon pith hint at the range of older and fresher reserve wines in this blend. It would make a festive occasion out of a crispy roast chicken with sage under the skin..December/2017
Vinous 97 points - Krug’s NV Grand Cuvee 164 Edition is a total knockout. Based on the 2008 vintage, the 164th Edition shows all the crystalline tension and energy that is such a signature of the year. At times, the 164 reminds me of the 2008 vins clairs I tasted after harvest. The flavors are brisk, delineated and pulsing with energy, while the more oxidative notes that are such a signature of Krug Champagnes are not especially evident. A wine of total pedigree and class, the 164 reminds me of some of the great Grand Cuvees of the 1960s and 1970s I have been lucky to taste over the years. No Champagne lover will want to be without this spectacular, captivating wine. All that said, readers should be patient, as the 164 is painfully young, austere and in need of serious cellaring..July/2017
Decanter 96 points - A classic Grande Cuvee showcasing exuberant freshness and ripe softness (quite how chef de cave Eric Lebel pulls this off never ceases to amaze me). This particular blend includes 130 reserve wines from a dozen vintages, with the youngest base wine being the 2004 - of course, therein lies Lebel’s secret! There’s some attractive bottle-age maturity that is just beginning to emerge from the more primary citrus, apple and pomegranate fruit, which segues into creamy almond, honeycomb, papaya, acacia and spice. It has a lovely weight and mouthfeel with lots of structured vinosity. The finish is dry, autolytic, savoury and long..November/2017
A astonishing mosaic of flavors,made of 50 wines from 6 to 10 different years gives Krug Grande Cuvee it`s complexity, elegance and flavor year after year.
Accompanies food well as long as not too acid or sweet, and all traditional and excotic dishes.